SPRINGFIELD-- Student’s k-5 throughout the state of Illinois now have a new place to learn about the dangers of sexual abuse… their classrooms.
The law, known statewide as Erin’s Law will help students, and teachers become more aware of sexual abuse. State Representative Jerry Mitchell explains…
“The feeling has been for many elementary principals and teachers that it’s way too late. Often time the abuse happens before kids even reach elementary school. The kids have to know that there is somebody they can go to, and talk to, if they are victims of abuse.”
The law was initiated by Erin Merryn, an Illinois woman who was sexually abused as a young child. Merryn has since made it her goal to speak at places around the country to the dangers of sexual abuse.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill before the veto sessions end January 8th.